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Astoria & Empire JAMES P RONDA

Astoria & Empire


Other works by JAMES P RONDA

Publication: University of Nebraska Press, 1990, Lincoln

First edition. Cloth, num. illus., 2 maps. The first modern assessment of John Jacob Astor's failed attempt to establish a fur-trade empire at the mouth of the Columbia River from 1810 to 1813. A thoroughly researched work, the author examines all aspects of the venture, including the rivalry between England and the United States to establish control of the fur trade of the Pacific Northwest, as well as Wilson Price Hunt's overland expedition. As New in dust jacket. An excellent work.

Inventory Number: 51527